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Place your bets:  An Apple tablet, laptop — or both?
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Does Apple have designs on a 2-in-1 device, or is it thinking about something more conventional? The odds may favor the former, but it’s long odds right now. Originally posted at News – Apple

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HTC Bets On Cheaper Smartphones Hoping To Turn Around Fortunes
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HTC was always known for making premium smartphones. More like the iPhone of the Android world, building phones that were made of finely crafted aluminium with using precision building techniques. But, when tough times come, one has to bend and cater to larger audience — the middle segment—a spot which Samsung and Nokia have been […]

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A dual Windows-Android machine: PC industry savior or non-starter?
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Computers with two operating systems have been done before, but they’ve never really taken off. Don’t count on this time being any different. Originally posted at News – Mobile

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Foxconn Building Factories In Indonesia
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jfruh writes “Chinese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn is building factories in Indonesia, and upon hearing the news you might be tempted to think the company is simply moving into labor markets where it can find cheaper employees. But in fact, the Indonesian factories will specifically produce smartphones and computers for Indonesians; the country has almost […]

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Time to extend that support contract? No more free firmware for HP servers
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Starting February 19, only servers under warranty or contract will be able to get Hewlett-Packard firmware updates. The news has some customers angry.

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AOL revenue up as profit stays inline with prior year
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The company’s profits would have been about the same as in 2012 if not for a nearly $1 billion patent sale. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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Inhabitat's Week in Green: floating cities, vegetable synthesizer and a syringe that seals gunshot wounds
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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green. All eyes turned to Russia last week as the Winter Olympics kicked off in Sochi. The opening ceremony took…

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GOP Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible
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Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Fox News reports that Republican lawmakers in the House are pushing legislation that would prohibit the EPA from proposing new regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible. The bill introduced by Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., would bar the agency from proposing or finalizing rules without first […]

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Aqua Mail Pro Beats Native Android Email Hands Down
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If you’ve been thinking that there must be a better way to handle email than the email client supplied natively in Android, I bring good news: There is, and it’s called “Aqua Mail.” As things are right now, my on-device solutions are a bit of a mess. I have my Gmail-produced work emails appearing in […]

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